Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism, and Translation is looking for original poetry, translations, and criticism for its twelfth issue. An annual publication, Mantis is housed at the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at Stanford University. It seeks out the work of talented poets, translators, and critics from around the world. Recent contributors have included Ben Doller, Yoko Tawada, Megad Levad, John Felstiner, G.C.Waldrep, and Nonna Slepakova.
In poetry, we’re interested in work from across a range of aesthetics,
subject matters, and locales that is currently being written. We value
evocative imagery, a well-tuned ear, and an engagement with a poem’s
shape or form. In translation we’re keen to expose our readers to
compelling and unfamiliar work.We tend to choose translations by
For full submission guidelines (newly revised) and to propose a feature or book review, please see our website.
Specific questions can be addressed to:
mantistranslationsATgmailDOTcom (Mark Bajus),
mantisreviewsATgmailDOTcom (Chiyuma Elliott) (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
or to our Managing Edtior
(Virginia Ramos) via the website above.